Wentworth Falls a Nature Retreat at Sydney’s Back Door

What's In This Guide?

Where would you rather be this weekend? How about hiking down and showering in the cool refreshing Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park right at Sydney’s back door.

Landscape photo of Wentworth Falls

The Blue Mountains National Park is a great stop on a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne. The place is crawling with trails ready to be discovered, walked and photographed. With over 60 trails there is plenty on offer from hiking, scenic lookouts, waterfalls, rivers and camping grounds.

The National Pass walk at Wentworth Falls is supposedly rated Medium-Hard at 4.8km circuit distance, requiring 3-4hrs plus extra for relaxing at the bottom of the Wentworth Falls itself. The initial descent and final climbs out are quite steep however not too challenging with the graded stairs installed.

The National Pass walk at Wentworth Falls passes through track carved into the face of sheer cliffs, down winding staircases, across multiple waterfalls and running streams and through fern laden rainforest at the base of the falls.

Aerial view of Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls Blue mountains travel photographer

Throughout the walk you will come across areas where landslide has evidently occurred in the past, revealing millions of years of history for all those geotech heads, or just beautiful soil rainbows to the rest of us. Either way it makes for another amazing yet unexpected sight on the walk.

Layered soil at Wentworth Falls walk

View of the Blue Mountains from Wentworth Falls

There is plenty of wildlife to be discovered along the track if walking quietly enough. On the walk you may be lucky enough to come across bush turkeys, blue tongue lizards and sugar gliders. You may also be unlucky enough to come across plenty of species of spiders and snakes, so wear some proper hiking pants or keep your wits about yourself while walking.

Photography Gear for Wentworth Falls?

For all those wanting to get out and catch some amazing photos of the Wentworth Falls and the nature trail, be sure to pack the following:

  • Tripod for sturdy positioning on long exposure shots
  • Neutral Density (ND) Filters for long exposure capabilities in the broad daylight
  • Graduated ND Filter Kit for balancing out that over exposed sunny sky
  • Wide Angle Lens to photograph entire waterfalls from mouth to foot
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens for photographing close ups of wildlife
  • External Flash for any outdoor portrait you may want to take at the lookouts

Portrait photo over Blue Mountains National Park

Feel free to share any of you own photos of the Wentworth Falls or other attractions in the blue mountains national park below as a link to you page, blog or other photography account!

For more travel tips and photos check out my Travel Blog page. And Follow me on facebook for more photography updates that may not be published in my travel articles!

Is THIS Your Next Destination?

Terraced Rice Fields in Sapa Vietnam

Ultimate Guide to Sapa, Vietnam

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Your Ultimate Guide to Sapa, Vietnam Sapa is one of the …

Read More →
Langkawi Sky Bridge

3 Days in Langkawi – An Easy Langkawi Itinerary

Langkawi is a Malaysian archipelago of almost 100 islands where you will find amazing beaches, waterfalls, and plenty of nature.

Read More →
Darjeeling Tea Fields

11 Unmissable Things to do in Darjeeling!

What to do in Darjeeling, India In this article, we will dive straight into an amazing list of things to …

Read More →
VIew from Penang HIll

3 Days in Penang – A Step by Step Penang Itinerary

This three day Penang itinerary will take you to amazing beaches, scenic lookouts, loads of food, and wandering through the streets of Old Georgetown.

Read More →
Cheng Hoon Temple and Jalan Tokong

7 Easy Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia

Once Southeast Asia’s top trading port, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Melaka combines the influences of Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese into a very diverse town.

Read More →
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9 Great Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur in 2020

9 Great Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur Are you planning to visit Kuala Lumpur soon and looking for creative …

Read More →

The Ultimate Koh Lipe Guide (2020 Update)

This Koh Lipe guide covers beaches, snorkeling spots, hotels, bars, and other fun things to do such as day trips to nearby islands like Koh Adang.

Read More →
gardens by the bay

One Day in Singapore Itinerary | An Action-Packed Day

How To Maximise One Day in Singapore There is no more magical and enchanting travel destination than Singapore. This city-state …

Read More →
How To Become A Travel Influencer

How-to Become An Influential Travel YouTuber In 2020

Want to become an influential travel Youtuber?  In this blog post, I’ll share my full wisdom on how to become …

Read More →
Things to do in Ninh Binh Vietnam

7 Awesome Things to Do in Ninh Binh and Tam Coc

7 Awesome Things to Do in Ninh Binh and Tam Coc, Vietnam For as small as they may seem, there …

Read More →
Navutu Stars Resort and Beach

Navutu Stars Resort Review – Yaqeta Island, Fiji

Navutu Stars Resort Review – Yaqeta Island, Fiji They call Navutu Stars a Rustic Chic resort, but I’d refer to …

Read More →
Blue Lagoon Nanuya Lailai

Why Nanuya Lailai is the Best Island in Fiji!

Nanuya Lailai, the Best Island in Fiji? Nanuya Lailai is one of the smallest islands in the Yasawa group. At …

Read More →

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *